We feel very strongly that every child should visit the dentist at an early age, specifically, by his/her first birthday. Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step in teaching your child healthy lifetime habits and preventing potential dental problems. It provides us with the opportunity to detect and manage early signs of oral diseases or abnormalities before they become difficult problems. Most importantly, it plants the seed for a positive relationship between your child and the dentist. The younger the child when first introduced to the dental office, the easier it is for him/her to develop an enthusiastic and com6ortable outlook. National organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Peiatrics, andthe American Dental Association, also recommend that a child visits a dentist by age 1. When your baby is ready, we are here to give him/her the best chance for a lifetime of bright and healthy smile.